Birth of a New Man

Seville, Spain

Birth of a New Man

Birth of a New Man (Spanish: Nacimiento de un Hombre Nuevo), popularly known as el huevo de Col贸n ("the Columbus' egg"), is a monument in Seville, Spain. It is a work by Zurab Tsereteli, consisting of a colossal statue representing Christopher Columbus partially enfolded by an egg-like shell.

It was a gift from the city of Moscow to Seville on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the arrival of Columbus in the Caribbean in 1492. The reported height of the sculptural work ranges from 42 to 45 metres (138 to 148聽ft), while the individual statue is 32 metres (105聽ft) high, thus ranking as the largest statue in Spain, ahead of the Cristo del Otero.



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